Alumni Speaking Opportunities

Every year, JOLT hosts numerous events for the law school community. If you would be interested in speaking about your work, your research, or otherwise getting involved with the Journal, please contact jolt@mail.law.harvard.edu.

Past Speakers

Mike French (Senior VP for Commercial Space at Bryce Space and Technology) and Richard DalBello (VP of Business Development and Government Affairs at Virgin Galactic) April 22, 2019
Jessica Rosenworcel (FCC Commissioner) (cosponsored with HLS Democrats) April 18, 2019
Amy Keating (General Counsel at Mozilla) April 10, 2019
Andrea Matwyshyn (Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law) and Stephanie Pell (Assistant Professor and Cyber Ethics Fellow, West Point’s Army Cyber Institute) April 9, 2019
Eric Lander (president and founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard) March 27, 2019
Jet Deng (partner at Dentons) and Ken Dai (partner at Dentons), (cosponsored with HALS) March 25, 2019
Matthew Sipe (Visiting Associate Professor at The George Washington University Law School) March 12, 2019
Edward Knight (General Counsel of Nasdaq) and Louise Pentland (General Counsel of Paypal), (cosponsored with HALB) March 5, 2019
Erik Hovenkamp (postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Law School) February 26, 2019
Seth Berman (partner at Nutter, McClennen & Fish in Boston and Visiting Lecturer at Harvard Law School) January 29, 2019
Scott Ferber (Former Counsel for Cyber Investigations, DOJ National Security Division) (cosponsored with NSLA) November 29, 2018
Greg Reilly (Assistant Professor of Law, Kent-Chicago College of Law) November 14, 2018
David Wang (Head of Innovation, Wilson Sonsini), Jonathan Rudolph (Director of Professional Services, Actiance), Chelsea Russo (Public Relations, Special Counsel), Gail Bergmiller (Director of Knowledge Management & Library Services, Ropes & Gray) (cosponsored with HALB) November 4, 2018
Sarah R. Wasserman Rajec (Associate Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School) October 24, 2018
Andrew Gilden (Assistant Processor of Law, Willamette University College of Law) October 14, 2018
Stuart D. Levi (Co-head of Intellectual Property and Technology Group, Skadden) October 24, 2018
Adam Cohen (Head of Economic Policy in Europe, Google) & Alissa Davies (UK Economic Policy Team, Google) October 15, 2018
Scott Burwell (Partner in Reston office of Finnegan), Alissa Lipton (Partner in Boston office of Finnegan), Jeff Jacobstein (Associate in Boston office of Finnegan), Flora Amwayi (Associate in DC office of Finnegan) October 1, 2018
Maurice Turner (Senior Technologist, Center for Democracy & Technology) September 10, 2018
Gerald Flattman (Partner in the New York office of Paul Hastings), Scott Burwell (Partner in the DC Office of Finnegan), John McGaraghan (Partner in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini) April 9, 2018
Phil Rothernberg (VP Legal, Tesla Motors) (Cosponsored w/ HALB) February 28, 2018
Mike French (VP, Bryce Space & Technology), Benjamin Roberts (White House Space Advisory Council), Brian Israel (White House Space Advisory Council) February 11, 2018
Christopher Yoo (Professor, University of Pennsylvania), Matt Wood (Policy Director, Free Press) January 24, 2018
Georges Clement (Co-founder, Justfix.nyc) (Cosponsored w/ ACS + Urbanists) October 30, 2017
Alissa Lipton (Partner in the Boston office of Finnegan), Alex Civetta (Associate in the Boston office of Wilmerhale), Serrin Turner (Partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins) September 27, 2017
Lee Rowland (Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU), Crystal Nwaneri (HLS ‘17) April 11, 2017
Peter Menell (Professor, U.C. Berkeley) March 29, 2017
Marvin Ammori (GC of Hyperloop One) February 13, 2017
Commercial Spaceflight Panel with NASA, SpaceX, and Space Systems Loral (Mike French, Caryn Schenewerk, Mike Gold) October 18, 2016
Nick Psyhogeos (VP of OEM Licensing at Microsoft) October 12, 2016
Glenn Gerstell (General Counsel of the National Security Agency ) (co-sponsored event with NSLA, NSJ, the Cyberlaw Clinic, and OPIA) October 5, 2016
SingleStop CLO Angela Dorn (co-sponsored event with the Cyberlaw Clinic and BLSA) September 18, 2016
Congresswoman Katherine Clark (co-sponsored event with the Women’s Law Association) April 9, 2016
Robert Hacker (VP of Business and Legal Affairs for FOX Sports) March 29, 2016
Tiffany Tronko (VP and Assistant General Counsel at Pfizer in charge of the firm’s Trademark Group; brought in by Dale Cendali) October 31, 2015
Pam Samuelson (UC Berkeley) September 22, 2015
Auren Hoffman (CEO of LiveRamp) April 20, 2015
Parker Higgins (Director of Copyright Activism at the Electronic Frontier Foundation) March 22, 2015
Luke Dembosky (Deputy Assistant Attorney General) March 9, 2015
Joseph Loy (Partner in NY Office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP); Martin Galese (General Counsel for Formlabs, Inc) November 18, 2014
Brad Smith (Microsoft GC and Executive VP of Legal and Corporate Affairs) November 2, 2014
Liz Asai & Elliot Swart (Founders of 3Derm Sytems) October 20, 2014
John Carlin (Assistant Attorney General for National Security) October 8, 2014
Dr. Pushpa Kumar Lakshmanan (Faculty Associate at Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School) April 21, 2014
Gabriel Meister (HLS '98; Partner in the Technology Transactions Group (TTG) in the New York office of Morrison & Foerster LLP) April 20, 2014
William Fisher (WilmerHale Professor of Intellectual Property Law Harvard Law School; Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society); Pedro Paranaguá (Senior Legal Advisor for the Brazilian federal government on Intellectual Property) April 19, 2014
Alex Ewing (Wolf Greenfield patent lawyer; Harvard College '03; HLS '06); Michelle Nyei (Wolf Greenfield patent lawyer; MIT '04,'10,'13; HLS '07) April 8, 2014
Sarah Reed (General Counsel of Charles River); Bridgette Hylton (Founder of ShopHouseRag.com); Patricia Paul (Managing Director at a legal search consulting firm) March 24, 2014
Ben Wizner (Director of the ACLU's Project on Speech, Privacy and Technology; Edward Snowden's Legal Advisor) March 23, 2014
Andrew Bridges & Ken Myers (Attorneys at Fenwick & West LLP) March 8, 2014
Judge Lucy Koh (United States District Court, Northern District of California) March 4, 2014
Susan Crawford (John A. Reilly Visiting Professor in Intellectual Property at Harvard Law School; Professor at Cardozo Law School; contributor to Bloomberg View and Wired) March 2, 2014
Mark Wu (Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society) February 24, 2014
Michael Fertik (Founder of Reputation.com); Christopher Bavitz (Cyberlaw Clinic Managing Director) December 1, 2013
Bryant Walker Smith (Asistant Professor at Stanford School of Law; Fellow at Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law Schooll and Fellow at the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS)) November 16, 2013
John Williams (Partner in Boston Office of The Bridgespan Group; Expert in Residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab) November 11, 2013
Steve Charkoudian, Bob Crawford, & Achal Oza (Attorneys at Goodwin Procter) November 2, 2013
Cindy Cohr (EFF Legal Director) October 28, 2013
Chase Madar (Author of "The Passion of Bradley Manning"); Yochai Benkler (Professor at HLS; witness for the defense in the Manning trial) October 7, 2013
Neil Flanzraich (Expert in Residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab) September 28, 2013
Matt Kleiman (Professor of Law at BU; Chair of the Space Law Committee of the ABA Section on Science and Technology Law) September 22, 2013
J.H. Snider (President of iSolon.org) September 18, 2013

J.H. Snider: Updating Americans' First Amendment Right to Petition Their Government

Friday, September 20, 2013 12pm Wasserstein Hall, 1010

On Sept. 22, 2011, the White House launched its We the People petition website, which in the last two years has received tens of thousands of petitions and millions of signatures. How should the government implement the public.s First Amendment right to petition its government? What is it doing right and wrong?


J.H. Snider is the President of iSolon.org. He has been a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard Business School, the New America Foundation, at the Department of Political Science at Northwestern, and worked in the U.S. Senate as a Congressional fellow with the American Political Science Association. He has written two books, been published in national newspapers and magazines, and is a nationally recognized expert on e-democracy.

He has a Ph.D. in American Government from Northwestern University, an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, and an undergraduate degree in Social Studies from Harvard College.


Here are the slides.

Heidi Keefe (Partner at Cooley) March 31, 2013
Andrew Bridges (Partner at Fenwick & West in Silicon Valley) March 2, 2013
Raj De (General Counsel for the National Security Agency) February 5, 2013
Dr. Arthur Cosby (William L. Giles Distinguished Professor at Mississippi State University; Director of Mississippi State University's Social Science Research Center) February 2, 2013
Molly Sauter (Berkman Center fellow and a graduate student in Comparative Media Studies at MIT) January 27, 2013
William F. Lee (Partner in WilmerHale's Litigation and IP departments, The American Lawyer's "Mr. IP,") November 24, 2012
William F. Patry (Senior Copyright Counsel of Google, Inc.) November 6, 2012
James Bessen (Boston University School of Law Professor and Berkman Fellow); Julie Samuels(Electronic Frontier Foundation Staff Attorney) October 30, 2012
Hank Greely (Director of the Program in Neuroethics at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics) October 23, 2012
Christopher Soghoian (Principal Technologist & Senior Policy Analyst with the Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project at the American Civil Liberties Union) October 22, 2012
Matt Kleiman (Corporate Counsel at Draper Laboratories in Cambridge; Professor of Law at BU; Chair of the Space Law Committee of the ABA Section on Science and Technology Law) September 30, 2012
Paul Egerman (CEO of eScription, Member, Health IT Policy Committee), Donald Rucker (VP & Chief Medial Officer, Siemens Healthcare USA), Peter Szolovits (MIT), Micky Tripathi (President & CEO, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative), Peter van der Goes (Managing Director & Co-Head of Healthcare M&A, Goldman Sachs), Michael J. Kennedy (Partner, Shearman & Sterling) - Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Healthcare IT Industry April 26, 2009
Thomas Lehrman (Founder & CEO of Boliven) - The Business of Technology March 30, 2009
Prof. Charles Nesson - Online Poker and File-Sharing: Civil Liberties in Cyberspace February 28, 2009
Chris Riley, Policy Counsel, Free Press - Comcast, BitTorrent, and Network Neutrality February 10, 2009 Video
Irell & Manella Event - Who Owns Reality? Many. None. - Featuring Morgan Chu, Elliot Brown, and Jane Shay Wald November 30, 2008
Jones Day ITC Patent Litigation Event November 18, 2008
Judge William Sessions (Former Director of the FBI) November 11, 2008
Dale Cendali (Partner, O'Melveny & Myers & Attorney for J.K. Rowling) November 4, 2008
Christian Hicks (Founder of Elysium Digital) September 23, 2008
John Simson (Executive Director, SoundExchange) April 14, 2008
Margaret Peterlin (Deputy Director of the US Patent & Trademark Office) April 1, 2008
David Hornik, August Capital: Venture Capital January 13, 2008
Debate: Do terminally ill patients have a due process right to experimental drugs? Abigail Alliance v. Eschenbach November 10, 2007
Tarleton Gillespie: Copyright, DRM, & the Schools November 6, 2007
Judge Timothy Dyk, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit October 7, 2007
Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith, “Innovation, Interoperability & Intellectual Property” March 6, 2007
Panel: Keeping Pace with Technological Change in the Healthcare Industry January 15, 2007
1L Job Panel November 27, 2006
Ray Kurzweil: Early in the Twenty-First Century, Intelligence will Underlie Everything of Value October 30, 2006

Ray Kurzweil: Early in the Twenty-First Century, Intelligence will Underlie Everything of Value

Wednesday, November 1, 7pm Langdell North

Book signing from 6:30-7:00pm. Ray's books will be available for purchase, including his recent bestseller, "The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology."

Ray's presentation will feature a state-of-the-art technology demonstration.


Ray Kurzweil has been described as "the restless genius" by the Wall Street Journal, and "the ultimate thinking machine" by Forbes. Inc. magazine ranked him #8 among entrepreneurs in the United States. Continued

Intellectual Property Law in China October 9, 2006

Intellectual Property Law in China

Wednesday, October 11, 5-7pm

This panel will look at recent changes and developments in intellectual property law in China and the impacts that these changes have had on the enforcement of intellectual property rights.


Claire Reade Chief Counsel for China Trade Enforcement

Recently appointed to the position of Chief Counsel for China Trade Enforcement by U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab, Mrs. Reade is responsible for coordinating USTR's efforts to ensure China's compliance with its international trade commitments, particularly its WTO obligations and the important commitments that China has made within the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT). Mrs. Reade also co-chairs USTR's newly formed China Enforcement Task Force.

Previously, Reade was a senior partner at the law firm of Arnold & Porter where she was a leading international trade litigator since 1982. Reade has represented U.S. and foreign clients in major international trade disputes on a wide variety of international market access and other trade issues.

Reade is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a former chair of the American Bar Association International Trade Law Section, a former chair of the ABA Council on Asia, and a frequent speaker on international trade law issues. An honors graduate of Harvard Law School, Reade also holds a Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. After graduating from Harvard, Reade spent 1979 -1980 in Taipei, Taiwan, studying Chinese dispute resolution procedures under a Harvard Sheldon Fellowship, pursuing her studies in written and spoken Mandarin Chinese.

Professor Jingxia Shi University of International Business & Economics

Prof. & Dr. Jingxia Shi earned her LL.B in 1992, Ph.D in Law (1998) from Wuhan University, China, before she commenced her teaching career in the Law School of China University of International Business & Economics (UIBE) in August 1998. She received the title of full Professorship in late 2002 as the youngest Professor in UIBE due to outstanding academic achievements and excellent teaching records.

Dr. Shi has taught in the fields of WTO law, transnational corporation law, private international law, international and comparative insolvency law. Her research interests focus on the legal issues in international investment and trade with a large amount of publications with respect to WTO trade in services and cross-border insolvency, telecommunication law, TRIPs and IPR protection in China and abroad. She is a former member of drafting committee of the Enterprises Bankruptcy Law of the PRC which was promulgated in late August 2006. Dr. Shi once stayed at the Center for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), University of London (2000) and Law School of NYU (2003-04) as a visiting researcher. She will receive her LL.M degree from Yale Law School in 2007.

Anthony Zeuli Partner at Merchant & Gould

Tony is a trial lawyer specializing in Intellectual Property litigation, including patent and trademark litigation. He also has considerable experience before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Tony has handled patent and copyright litigation in China for multiple clients. He writes a regular column on IP law for the publication Bench & Bar as well as periodic articles and talks on issues related to patent litigation, especially patent claim construction. Prior to joining Merchant & Gould, Tony was a physics engineer at Argonne National Laboratory, where he was involved in numerous engineering projects associated with the study of nuclear physics.


Professor William Alford, Harvard Law School

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